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    When it comes to the World Cup and attractiveness, you really don’t need to look any further than the athletes themselves. After all, these strapping young men have spent their whole lives conditioning their bodies to excel in one of the most athletically demanding sports in the world. Why shouldn’t we admire their efforts?

    Argentina - Ezequiel Lavezzi

    France - Olivier Giroud

    Netherlands - Memphis Depay

    Spain - Gerard Pique

    United States - Fabian Johnson

    More at the source

    Who is your World Cup bae?

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    She's on one of the most popular sitcoms on television. But Kaley Cuoco can't bare to view her own TV series. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, The Big Bang Theory star revealed how her 'annoying' voice is why she hardly ever watches herself on the show.

    The 28-year-old was part of a comedy roundtable interview with five other television actresses: Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black) and Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie).

    While several of the stars also admitted it's hard for them to watch their own performances, Kaley specified how her voice was the most irritating thing to her.

    'I hate the sound of my voice. I can hear it from a mile away - it's nasally. Why do I talk like that? It freaks me out!' the blonde beauty said.

    'OK, because I feel like I have the most annoying one. It's hard for me to watch Big Bang. I TiVo it at home to support the show, but there are 37 episodes on there [I haven't seen],' she added.


    Do you like the sound of your voice ontd?

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    Film director John Waters (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) has a new book out called Carsick about hitchhiking across America, which, he tells Stephen Colbert, is something everyone should do.

    "It's an adventure, it's a reality show, it's a soap opera, and you'll meet new people. You don't need to go on dating sites, just go hitchhiking."

    You might even "have sex in a demolition derby in a car in the race."

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    The actor will reteam with playwright Nick Payne and director Michael Longhurst, with whom he collaborated on the American premiere of Payne's "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet."

    NEW YORK – Jake Gyllenhaal will make his Broadway debut this winter in British playwright Nick Payne's acclaimed experimental drama Constellations, which explores the potential of love, friendship and free will against a background of quantum physics.

    The play reunites Gyllenhaal with director Michael Longhurst and Payne. The Oscar-nominated actor starred off-Broadway in 2012 in the playwright's If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, earning strong reviews for his New York stage debut.

    Constellations premiered in 2012 at London's Royal Court Theatre, with Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall in the cast. It subsequently transferred to the West End, winning the Evening Standard Award for best play.

    While the basic premise of the play is as simple as boy meets girl, that first-encounter scenario is played out in multiple variations between the two characters, a beekeeper and a physicist.

    Writing in The New York Times, Ben Brantley described the play as "about the limitlessness of physics and the enclosing limitations of human existence." He added: "Constellations is a superb play that gets into your head and under your skin with an immediacy that sometimes tickles and often hurts."

    Casting of the actress to play opposite Gyllenhaal, as well as the creative team, are yet to be announced.

    The play's American premiere is a joint presentation of Manhattan Theatre Club and the Royal Court Theatre, by special arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group and Dodger Properties. It begins previews on Dec. 16 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, with opening night set for Jan. 13, 2015.


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    Just one week after it was announced that Walt Disney Pictures is moving forward with their own Bill Condon-helmed live action Beauty and the Beast, comes word, via Deadline, that Warner Bros. Pictures' take on the tale has lost attached director Guillermo del Toro due to scheduling conflicts.Del Toro remains attached as producer and screenwriter (with Andrew Davies) with Emma Watson still set to star.

    A traditional fairytale, the earliest published version of the story was written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and appeared in France in the 18th century.

    A new director for Beauty and the Beast is expected to be announced shortly while del Toro's next, Crimson Peak, is set to hit theaters October 16, 2015.

    I'm not surprised

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    By: Carly Mallenbaum June 10, 2014 3:59 pm

    From now until June 20, Emmy voters are deciding who should make the official ballot of nominees. This is no easy task, because it’s always hard to pick favorites, and because there are so many weird rules! TV critic Robert Bianco, who posted his Emmy dream ballot today, gave me some insider info about what’s involved in picking TV winners.


    TV networks can do what Robert calls “category shopping” when they’re submitting shows for Emmy consideration. Netflix wants (its drama) Orange Is the New Black to be in the comedy category so it doesn’t compete with its other drama, House of Cards.


    This is another example of category shopping. HBO wants to win the drama category and thinks True Detective is its best shot. Meanwhile, the 10-episode Fargo is in the miniseries category.


    For the Emmys, actors can pick whether they’re leads or supporting. In Mikkelsen’s case, he called himself a supporting actor last year for playing Hannibal in Hannibal. This year, however, he changed his mind. “He apparently read the title of the show and realized he’s a lead,” Robert says. (Rude...)


    Alan Cumming would have been one of Robert’s top picks for supporting actor in a drama, but Cumming isn’t even on the potential ballot. His studio could have submitted him, or he could have paid a fee to submit himself. We don’t know why no one submitted Cumming.


    Everyone knows that big awards shows are supposed to be on Sundays! This year, NBC moved the show to Monday, Aug. 25 to avoid interfering with football.

    Check the source for more info and a video.

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    USA Network today announced a 13-episode order for season two of the original, half-hour comedy series SIRENS from Fox Television Studios and executive producers Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”) and Bob Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”). The series, starring Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley, Jessica McNamee and Josh Segarra, follows a group of Chicago’s best EMTs who are rock stars professionally, but struggle to keep their personal lives in order.

    In its first season, SIRENS quickly drew a loyal and consistent audience, earning its place as the top new basic cable comedy series debut of the year among total viewers P2+ averaging 1.62MM and in the key P25-54 demo averaging 870,000. The series renewal comes on the heels of the network’s reality series pick-up of a second season of hit show CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST.

    “SIRENS resonated with a broad fan base, and we are excited to grow this new audience further, as season two promises a lot more laughs and irreverent humor,” said USA Network President Chris McCumber. “We’re pleased to continue our partnership with Denis Leary and Bob Fisher, whose unique brand of witty, off-kilter and laugh-out-loud writing is brought to life by the immensely talented cast."


    best comedy on tv imo!!!

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    Image and video hosting by TinyPicThe album title from K-pop star Taeyang adequately describes his latest activity on a slew of Billboard charts. The singer/rapper's "Rise" LP soars into the Billboard 200, landing at No. 112. The all-Korean set sold 3,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    Nearly four years after his last solo LP, "Rise" is the second full-length from Taeyang, a member of boy band BIGBANG. The set was led by the single "Eyes, Nose, Lips," a touching ballad with an adult-R&B sound. The single also tops the K-Pop Hot 100.

    On the Billboard 200, "Rise" surpasses previous chart positions hit by releases from BIGBANG and Taeyang's bandmate G-Dragon.

    In 2012, BIGBANG hit No. 150 with their "Alive" album, selling 4,000 copies. Meanwhile G-Dragon, the leader of BIGBANG has landed two entries: His 2012 EP "One of a Kind" (No. 161) plus his "Coup D'etat, Pt. 1" EP from 2013 (No. 182).

    The album title from K-pop star Taeyang adequately describes his latest activity on a slew of Billboard charts. The singer/rapper's "Rise" LP soars into the Billboard 200, landing at No. 112. The all-Korean set sold 3,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    Nearly four years after his last solo LP, "Rise" is the second full-length from Taeyang, a member of boy band BIGBANG. The set was led by the single "Eyes, Nose, Lips," a touching ballad with an adult-R&B sound. The single also tops the K-Pop Hot 100.

    On the Billboard 200, "Rise" surpasses previous chart positions hit by releases from BIGBANG and Taeyang's bandmate G-Dragon.

    In 2012, BIGBANG hit No. 150 with their "Alive" album, selling 4,000 copies. Meanwhile G-Dragon, the leader of BIGBANG has landed two entries: His 2012 EP "One of a Kind" (No. 161) plus his "Coup D'etat, Pt. 1" EP from 2013 (No. 182).

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic"Rise" is now the third highest-charting K-pop album on America's definitive albums ranking. He follows behind 2NE1's "Crush" album (No. 61) and Girls' Generation's "Mr. Mr." EP (No. 110).

    Meanwhile, "Rise" also rockets to No. 1 on Billboard's World Albums chart and Heatseekers Albums charts. His 2010 album "Solar" had previously hit No. 14 on World Albums in 2010.

    And here's a particularly fun chart fact for VIPs (the affectionate nickname of BIGBANG fans): Taeyang is the third member of the K-pop quintet to chart a solo effort on both Heatseekers Albums and World Albums. He follows earlier charting efforts from both G-Dragon and BIGBANG singer Seungri.

    Last November, Taeyang visited his U.S. fans to perform a solo concert in California as part of MTV Iggy and Intel's 'Music Experiment' series.

    Over on the K-Pop Hot 100, the lead single from "Rise" has also risen to the top slot. "Eyes, Nose, Lips" jumps from No. 34 to No. 1 on the chart giving the 26-year-old his first solo No. 1. It's his third time topping the chart overall, counting BIGBANG's two No. 1s.

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    Taeyang also sees "Stay With Me," a collaboration track with G-Dragon, land at No. 7. Previously, Taeyang had only charted as high as No. 9 with the EDM-rap hybrid track "Ringa Linga," included on "Rise."

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    Slay a little :D

    also isntdaveone needs to teach me their ways of formatting their post with wrap text. 

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    I'm so fucking excited to announce that I'll be joining Pete Wentz's label DCD2 Records! I now get the pleasure of sharing a musical home with my friends Panic! At The Disco along with Fall Out Boy, New Politics, Travie McCoy, and Cobra Starship. Also, my mind was recently blown when Fall Out Boy asked me to be a part of their set during #MONUMENTOUR with Paramore & New Politics. Trust me, I'm still reeling. The tour starts next week, come out to the shows and say hi http://bit.ly/1hKAGdt

    Last but most certainly not least, to celebrate, I have released a brand new song and music video for "Hit and Run" on Rolling Stone http://rol.st/1pMW8yw It got the Whitey McConnaughy treatment and we're all dressed up for a video premiere. Enjoy it, watch it, share it, scream!!

    I cannot wait for this amazing adventure to begin. Thankful for these moments. The fun is just beginning. LOLO

    p.s. way more new music coming soon!

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    Glee used to be the popular one at network TV high school. Ratings were as high as a falsetto and the show's stars covered magazines like GQ, Rolling Stone and People. But now Glee is the lonely goth nibbling a sandwich all alone during lunchtime.

    Today, Vulture has a chart showing ratings changes at network TV shows from 2012-2013 to 2013-2014. One takeaway is Vulture's, which is that a lot less people watched network television this year than they did last year. Another takeaway is this: God damn, people don't give a shit about Glee anymore.

    That is Glee all the way down there at second-to-last, with a 45% drop in viewership year-to-year. It's sandwiched in between two shows—Raising Hope and Revolution, which is actually a show—that have been cancelled. Glee might have been cancelled this year, too, except it signed a deal early last year that guaranteed it two more seasons.

    Glee's sixth and final season is in the works, then it will be time for college and everyone will lose touch with each other.


    When did you stop caring about Glee, ONTD?

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    Jennifer Morrison steps out looking gorgeous in a aqua green gown while attending the Closing Ceremony and Golden Nymph Awards during the 2014 Monte Carlo TV Festival on Wednesday (June 11) in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

    The 35-year-old Once Upon a Time actress was joined by Scandal stars Bellamy Young and Jeff Perry, Grey’s Anatomy‘s Justin Chambers, Revenge‘s Nick Wechsler, Devious Maids star Ana Ortiz, Criminal Minds actress A.J. Cook, and Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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    After a few weeks of miniscule ratings, Fox is pulling alternative series “I Wanna Marry Harry” and “Riot” from its Tuesday lineup. The shows will be replaced by encores of Fox comedies “Family Guy,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “New Girl” and “The Mindy Project,” effective next week.

    Unaired episodes of “I Wanna Marry Harry” will be made available for early preview on Fox.com, Fox On Demand, FOX NOW and Hulu, starting tomorrow afternoon. Fox said it’s also looking for a spot on the sked to air the shows on the network at a later date.

    Fox had high hopes for “I Wanna Marry Harry,” in which a dozen American women believe they are competing for the affections of Prince Harry (when in reality, it’s a Prince Harry look-alike). It scheduled its premiere to air immediately after the final “American Idol” performance episode of the season. But that May 20 premiere did a mere 0.7 rating/2 share in adults 18-49 and 1.91 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.

    On Tuesday of this week, both “Harry” and “Riot” did a 0.4 rating/1 share in 18-49, with the former drawing less than 1 million viewers and the latter pulling in about 1.1 million. No original series on one of the Big Four networks has ever rated lower.


    Justice for future faux Princess Rose!

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    Tony nominee Andrew Rannells has some high heels to fill as he takes over from Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris in John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Rannells will play a limited engagement August 20 through October 12 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Harris' last show is set for August 17.

    Rannells received a Tony nod for his performance as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. He’s also appeared on the Great White Way in Jersey Boys and Hairspray. His screen credits include Girls, The New Normal and Bachelorette. Rannells played Hedwig in another production back in 2001 and in 2011 sang "The Origin of Love," below, at Joe’s Pub.

    Directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig (Harris), a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. The score includes “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” "The Origin of Love," “Angry Inch” and more. The cast also includes Tony winner Lena Hall as Yitzhak; no word yet on whether she'll be continuing on in the role.


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    Drag queen Adore Delano has brought the "Party" to Billboard's charts.

    The "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant sees his "Till Death Do Us Party" album log the biggest sales week of any "Drag Race" competitor, as the set debuts with 5,000 copies sold in the week ending June 8, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    "Party" debuts at No. 3 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart and at No. 59 on the Billboard 200.

    While not every contestant of "Drag Race" is also a musician, a fair number of them have released commercially-available songs and albums -- including all seven of the shows winners (six regular season champs, plus an "All Stars" winner). Previously, the biggest sales week for a single or album by a "Drag" competitor was in 2013, when Willam's "Boy Is A Bottom" song debuted with just over 3,000 downloads sold.

    Delano also debuts on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "I Adore U," popping on at No. 49. It sold 4,000 downloads in its first week (ending June 8) and additionally bows at No. 34 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.

    Here's a look at all of the show's contestants that have notched a Billboard hit:

    Season One:

    • Nina Flowers: Ranny's "Loca," featuring Flowers - No. 15 on Dance Club Songs, 2010

    Season Two:

    • Sahara Davenport: "Go Off" - No. 35 on Dance Club Songs, 2012

    • Jessica Wild: Ranny's "You Like It Wild," featuring Wild - No. 30 on Dance Club Songs, 2011

    Season Three:

    • Raja: "Diamond Crowned Queen" - No. 35 on Dance Club Songs, 2011

    Season Four:

    • Willam: Has charted five entries on the Comedy Digital Songs chart thanks to parody singles of popular hits. In 2012, "Chow Down" (featuring Vicky Vox & Detox) and "Love You Like a Big Schlong" reached Nos. 12 and 25, respectively. The following year "Boy Is a Bottom" (featuring Detox and Vox) hit No. 6, "RuPaulogize" (featuring Sharon Needles) reached No. 14 and the "Blurred Lines" spoof "Blurred Bynes" (again with Detox and Vox) hit No. 5.

    • Sharon Needles: The album "PG-13" reached No. 9 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and also hit No. 186 on the Billboard 200. Needles also charted an entry on the Comedy Digital Songs chart with "RuPaulogize" (see Willam, above).

    Season Five:

    • Detox: Has charted three entries, with Willam (see above).

    Season Six:

    • Adore Delano (see above).


    Where are you messy stans who swore Adore was gonna debut Top 10 on Billboard? HmmmT...

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    Rene Angelil is stepping down as manager of wife Celine Dion, making way for veteran live entertainment exec Aldo Giampaolo to steer her career.

    Giampaolo, a former head of Cirque du Soleil's business unit, has been named CEO of Feeling Productions, which oversees Dion's career from Las Vegas.

    "Considering our long-standing friendship, our mutual respect, and our past collaborations, this was a logical step for all of us," said Angelil in a statement.

    Angelil, who discovered Dion and led her to global stardom, will remain with Feeling Productions as chairman as Giampaolo moves his family to Las Vegas to take control of the company starting in August.

    "I am extremely touched and honored to be offered this new challenge, and I see it as a continuation of the close working relationship that Rene and I have enjoyed for the past 25 years," said Giampaolo in his own statement.


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  • 06/12/14--19:21: Celebrity trend: Overalls!
  • overalls

    Every fashion writer (and Justin Timberlake) said it best: what goes around comes back around, especially when it comes to style.

    We started to see the return of these two-strap denim wonders made popular in the '90s (and '10s, and '40s, and '70s) just a few months ago, and now they're officially a celebrity obsession (which means the mass audience will soon follow). From Gwen Stefani and Blake Lively to Rihanna and even Robin Roberts, the trend has landed.

    Ashley Tisdale

    Blake Lively

    Diane Kruger

    Gwen Stefani

    Lindsay Lohan


    Robin Roberts

    Rumer Willis

    Selena Gomez


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    Police are hunting for an obsessed fan who targeted Hollywood actress Diane Kruger and sparked a bomb scare by sending her a suspicious package.
    The Inglourious Basterds star has revealed the drama began earlier this year when a strange parcel arrived at the home of her grandfather in Germany.

    She tells Britain’s The Times newspaper, “My grandfather misunderstood and thought it was a present from me. It was some chocolates and a locked metal box with a message saying, ‘The key will arrive in Hollywood in March’. Grandpa was like, ‘Can I at least eat the chocolates since you’re not coming home?’ and I was like, ‘Do not eat the f**king chocolates!’”

    The box was forwarded to her address in the U.S. and Kruger’s boyfriend, actor Joshua Jackson, broke it open and discovered what he feared could have been a makeshift bomb.
    She adds, “A cellphone was wired to the lock and the minute it opened, it turned on. It was like a bad movie. Josh threw it away thinking a bomb was going to go off, but I think it was just some crazy, weird fan who was going to call me.”

    Kruger goes on to explain the story took an unexpected twist when security guards later apprehended a man at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles after he allegedly attempted to gain access to the event to hand the actress a key bearing her name and home address.
    The incident sparked a police hunt, which turned up security footage of the same unknown man ringing the doorbell at the star’s home.
    She adds, “Three detectives showed up at my house at three in the morning… They’re still trying to find the man.”


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    Farrah Abraham excels at being a celebrity, if our working definition is someone who finds a way to keep themselves in the news no matter what. The former ”Teen Mom” star, singer, and tomato sauce social messenger has now parlayed her much-hyped Vivid sex tapes with porn It Boy James Deen, “Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom” and “Farrah 2: Backdoor and More,” into an erotic novel trilogy based around them. The first book, In The Making (Celebrity Sex Tape), which will be published July 1st, comes with a disclaimer at the front of the first book by publisher Ellora’s Cave CEO Patty Marks stating that it “has been carefully written, edited and proofread to ensure that the book has not revealed any actual occurrences or business practices that have not already been publicly revealed or acknowledged.” Perhaps this was a nod to the legal warnings Vivid has supposedly sent her; in the book, the porn company is called HALE’O and is owned by Schmite Hale (who has the same initials as Vivid CEO Steve Hirsch).

    The second novel is slated to be published in the fall, in time for her October appearance at RomantiCon® in Canton, Ohio (Ellora’s Cave is also selling an ebook version of Abraham’s memoir My Teenage Dream Ended). In The Making stars Fallon Opal, who differs from Abraham in that she’s not a mom, but did reach reality show fame with a high school show called “Cheer Battle.” Fallon is faced with a giant IRS bill and is at a loss as to how to keep her celeb status on the public radar, so she agrees to do a sex tape because it comes with a giant paycheck (as well as conveniently fulfilling her fantasy of making a sex tape).

    When I met Abraham while she was signing advance copies of the book at Book Expo America at the Javits Center earlier this month, she was effusive, charming and personable—the perfect celebrity, posing for photos, signing books and giving away mini viewers with each of the covers of her three novels. A group of about 20 people lined up at the appointed time at the Ellora’s Cave booth, where Abraham was surrounded by staffers, muscular guys called “Cave Slaves” and security guards. She asked a woman ahead of me how she got interested in erotica, and gushed about being a Howard Stern fan.

    So, back to the book. Amelia asked me to highlight the best and worst parts of it, but here’s the thing about this book: there’s really no separating best and worst.It’s like the phrase “sexy ugly” from the movie “Kissing Jessica Stein.” The book seems to be trying to do two things at once: establish Fallon’s desire to show herself off as the ultimate exhibitionist, while casting disdain on not only the entire porn industry but also her co-star, Jimmy Heinz, and boasting about how much better at sex on camera Fallon is than any professional (a theme repeated throughout the book). Over-the-top would be the phrase that best describes it, from the photos of Farrah and several guys, including one sticking his hand down his only piece of clothing, a pair of briefs, to the sex scene in a jail cell (!), to the way the book bounces from sex scene to sex scene with Fallon constantly telling the reader how amazing she is.

    So here are a few highlights from my advanced readers copy—I’ll leave it to you to decide which are the best and which are the worst.

    Fallon’s best friend, a gay man named Johnni (“My fabulous gay angel”), brings her sex tapes to watch to get a feel for the genre:

    I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’d somehow thought the tape would be more, I don’t know, exciting. It wasn’t as titillating as I’d thought it would be with someone as attractive as Kim in it…If I ever did a sex tape, I’d want better quality footage, for sure. The low-quality stuff did nothing for the participants. I’d also want a guy who would make everyone jealous just watching me be with him. By the time we were done for the evening I had an imaginary sex tape all planned out in my head. It would be exciting and have variety, unlike the ones we’d watched where I’d been more interested in checking my phone than listening to another moan.

    Fallon at first thinks Jimmy Heinz is so hot he could be boyfriend material, but is over him before they’ve even started filming, and takes every opportunity to disparage him and give him strange story lines (such as having colon cancer):

    I’d certainly woken up and realized that Jimmy Heinz wasn’t who I’d wanted him to be. He was a thirty-sex-year-old porn star, who tried to do things outside of porn but would only ever be known for the use of his dick. He wasn’t my Prince Charming. He wasn’t even really stable, but he would be my on-screen heartthrob.

    The grossest and second weirdest (after the jail scene) story line involves a sponge Fallon uses because she has her period:

    “It needs to be in farther,” Kanity said.

    I was about to tell her to mind her own damn business when she put her hand between my legs and pushed the freaking sponge up. Her fingers slid into my pussy and for a split second I couldn’t even think.

    This was not happening.

    I was not surrounded by crazy people, with a psychopath’s fingers in my vagina. There was no way this was happening. It had to be a nightmare and I’d wake up in a moment.

    Here’s Fallon psyching herself up before making the tape, after assuring the reader her real reason for doing so “wasn’t for the money”:

    As long as Jimmy played his supportive “Let’s make this girl comfortable” act and went with what I needed to get off, and made this cyclone of different scenes a chance to get me to orgasm each time, the epic fantasy I wanted to bring to life would hold true. Besides, I hadn’t been with anyone for a while. I wanted to fuck. I wanted a hard cock inside of me. I wanted to make a little history in my own life today.

    Fallon’s attitude toward her sex tape is as confusing as Farrah’s real-life protestations that her videos were really for “private” use:

    My gaze went to Jimmy and I smiled, playing with my lingerie and infusing the feel of the video with the feeling that we’d been dating for a while. “Baby, come on, let’s have some fun while you have the recorder on.”

    I held out my hand, no longer Fallon the actress. I was Fallon the best-selling celebrity sex tape star. The one to beat every other wanna-be celebrities before and after me. It was an act, a role to play…except this time I wasn’t just fulfilling a role, I was revealing a side of myself no one else had seen before. It was also an act for Jimmy and everyone who could hear or sneak a peek into the condo.
    It was a show for the camera, all the watchers behind it and the people who would watch.

    For what’s billed as an erotic novel, her sex scenes sound more like she has something to prove:

    I felt some pain but I was a sex warrior and I moaned loader to get Jimmy more aroused. The last concern I had faded away, and my body felt like it went into shock. I knew I probably shouldn’t have been ticking myself into not feeling pain, what with my period and incisions. What sex-fiend fantasy was I trying to fool everyone with?

    Here’s her post-sex scene shower:

    “I retreated to the bathroom and stepped into the shower. It was a long day. It fucking started at sunup and I would still be fucking by sundown. I remembered with boyfriends, we would have sex all day and it was amazing—not exhausting. I was more than ready for a shower, I didn’t do a bukkake scene but it felt like it. My body was swimming with Jimmy semen.

    The sexiest scene, in my opinion, happens not between Fallon and a guy, but Fallon and a sex toy, toward the very end:

    I slid my skirt up my thighs and brought the dildo to my mound, tracing the line of my slit. Jimmy wasn’t even watching the camera anymore. His focus was all on me. I pulled my panties to the side, exposing my pink flesh to my audience, and slid the dildo inside of me. It was cool, smooth and a completely different sensation from a cyberskin vibrator or a real cock.

    My muscles clenched around the firm length as I slowly pumped it in and out.
    Jimmy left the camera on the seat and came to me, kneeling on the floor of the limo. He pushed my hands aside and started working the dildo in and out of me. I leaned back, letting the chilled leather seats cool my heated skin.

    Overall, this book can’t really decide whether it wants to be a titillating erotic novel or a revenge story (Fallon also has a falling out with her supposed friends after they leak a story to the media about her). And for a book about a woman supposedly fulfilling her sexual destiny there’s more than a whiff of disdain for actual porn stars, whether from Fallon’s POV (“Johnni had pointed out that HALE’O could try to spin the tape as if they were corrupting me, but it wasn’t as if I were about to spread my legs and become the new adult entertainment superstar. It was just a onetime thing”) or the disclaimer by Marks which puts the fact that Farrah’s sex tapes were “with the same partner in each” in italics. It’s unclear what awaits Fallon in the next two books, but hopefully there’s a little less bitterness and more sexy times. Or if erotica’s not your thing, you can wait for her upcoming Christian parenting book.


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    This is a great cover.

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    Mekayla Diehl may not have won the title of Miss USA 2014, but the Internet hasn’t stopped buzzing about the 25-year-old Indiana beauty since Sunday’s competition. As soon as she strutted her fit physique in the swimsuit portion, social media lit up with praise for her “normal body,” thanking her for not being “crazy skinny.”

    Diehl visited the Shape office to chat about how it feels to have so many people talking about her appearance and how she plans to spread the word about body confidence.

    Shape: What was your initial reaction to the Twitter buzz about your body?

    Mekayla Diehl (MD): One hundred percent surprise. I never thought that my swimsuit body would be the one that everyone is talking about. I’m not a supermodel—I’m the girl from Indiana who works at a dress shop. It’s so inspiring to me that other girls are inspired by me. It just warms my heart.

    Shape: How did you feel reading people's comments?

    MD: All the responses I got were so positive. It was kind of a sigh of relief since I didn’t make it to the top 10 because of my swimsuit body. Then to see all these reactions thanking me—it was bizarre, because I didn’t do anything. I walked onstage in a swimsuit with my head high for 30 seconds. I just was happy to be in my own skin. The thank yous are appreciated but not necessary.

    Shape: Have you always been this confident during the swimsuit portion?

    MD: It has always been my favorite part of the competition, because the moment I realized that swimsuit is won from the neck up—your facial expression and carrying yourself in a confident way—I knew that I didn’t have to be the skinniest anymore. I love my body the way it is. I came to terms with the fact that I was never going to look like a supermodel because I’m not magically going to grow four inches, but I can make sure that my body is the healthiest that it can be.

    Shape: What’s your usual exercise routine?

    MD: Getting ready for Miss USA, I had fitness ADD. I don’t like doing the same thing everyday. So some days I did a bootcamp-style workout with a trainer—flip tires, bang hammers, ropes, kickboxing. I never knew what to expect, which made it exciting to go. With another trainer, I did high-intensity interval training once a week to get that burst of hard-core cardio. And I did a lot of Pilates on the reformer machine. On some days, with so many things on my plate, I could only fit in 10 minutes, so I’ll just do jumping jacks and an abs workout. I make it my goal to do something everyday.

    Shape: Have you been active your whole life?

    MD: I’ve been an athlete my entire life. From second grade until I graduated college, I played volleyball and ran track. But after school, I didn’t know how to be just overall fit and healthy. I found FullOnFit.com, which was wonderful for me when I was preparing for Miss Indiana. They created a custom workout program, and it didn’t cost thousands of dollars.

    Shape: Do you see yourself as a role model for young girls?

    MD: I’ve always admired mentoring. My past was rough—being sexually abused, my mom abandoning me, and my dad going to prison—which helps me connect with kids. The people who mentored me were very important in my life, and through pageantry I realized all the opportunities where I could be a mentor to kids as well.

    Shape: What message do you want to tell young women who may feel insecure in their bodies?

    MD: Be yourself. You just have to own who you are. [Tweet this quote!] And find something that makes you feel good about yourself and feel beautiful. Some girls love to run, some girls love to dance, and some girls love to read—do whatever it is that makes you happy.

    Shape: What are your post-pageant plans?

    MD: [Miss USA] Nia [Sanchez] and I joked that we are giving ourselves one week to eat everything we couldn’t eat for about six months prior to the pageant—Mexican, Chinese, fries—then go back to clean eating. I’m excited to relax a little bit, but I’m more excited to continue what I’m doing right now—talking about body image and health. It’s not what I thought I’d be doing. I’d like to talk to girls, shake their hands, and have a one-on-one interaction. When I walk in the room, at first they're like, "Oh it’s just another pageant girl." But then I can show them I’ve been in their shoes before, and the look at me so differently. It’s not a crown and sash and high heels anymore—it’s Mekayla, who earned and went after her dream.


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